Undergraduate Degree English Requirements

All students in undergraduate degree programs at VIU are required to complete 6 credits of first–year English composition and literature courses.

Undergraduate Degree English Requirement – Effective September 2009

Any two of the following courses: 
ENGL 115* - (University Writing and Research), or INTR** course equivalent
ENGL 125 - (Literature and Culture)
ENGL 135 - (Literature and Criticism)

6

OR

LBST 111 - (Ways of Knowing I) and,
LBST 112 - (Ways of Knowing II)

12

OR

Only for programs that require ENGL 204 (Business and Technical Writing):
ENGL 115 - (University Writing and Research) or INTR** course equivalent, and,
for programs that require Business and Technical Writing:
ENGL 204 - (Business and Technical Writing) (effective September 2012) or,
ENGL 225 - (Business and Technical Writing) (prior to September 2012)

6

* In some Bachelor of Arts, Majors and Minors, students with a minimum "B+" in ENGL 115 are granted an exemption and are not required to complete any further credit towards the English requirement.

** Students who have completed an INTR course that includes ENGL 115 will receive course exemption for ENGL 115.

Note 1: Students who have already completed ENGL 111, 112, or 116 can still use these courses to meet the Undergraduate Degree English Requirements.

Note 2: In addition to undergraduate degrees, other programs may require these requirements to be met.

Undergraduate Degree English Requirement – Prior to September 2009

ENGL 115*- (University Writing and Research), or INTR** course equivalent
and one of the following courses: 
ENGL 116 - (Intro to Literature) (recommended)
ENGL 111 - (Literature and Writing I)
ENGL 112 - (Literature and Writing II)
ENGL 225 - (Business and Technical Writing) for programs that require ENGL 225.

6

OR

ENGL 111 - (Literature and Writing I) and,
ENGL 112 - (Literature and Writing II)

6

OR

LBST 111 - (Ways of Knowing I) and,
LBST 112 - (Ways of Knowing II)

12

* In some Bachelor of Arts, Majors and Minors, students with a minimum "B+" in ENGL 115 are granted an exemption and are not required to complete any further credit towards the English requirement.

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